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the end. she had to throw that in there, too. >> jesse: that is all for us tonight. we'll see you back here on monday, "special report" is up next with bret baier. take it away. >> bret: thanks, jesse. this is a fox news alert. i am bret baier in washington. president trump said the partial government shutdown could last months or more than a year, although he ups negotiations will be fruitful in coming days. but the president also says he is considering declaring a national emergency in order to build his border wall with or without congress. the statements come on the day the stock market searched on higher-than-expected jobs numbers for december and the federal reserve chair saying he will be patient with interest rate hikes. fox news coverage tonight, doug calloway is on capitol hill, democrats firmly entrenched against the presidents portable. kevin corke starts us off from the white house where the president seems equally committed to his position. good evening. >> good evening, bret.
considering those emergency powers to grant himself the authority to somehow find the wall without congressional approval, the president said, yes, he thought about it and yes, he would do it, if it came to that. just the very latest twist in the ongoing debate about funding the wall and ending the partial government shutdown. >> we could absolutely call a national emergency because of the security of our country. absolutely. no, we can do it. i haven't done it. i may do it. i may do it. but we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly. >> president trump today on the heels of a two hour meeting with democrats here at the white house. >> we just completed a lengthy and sometimes contentious conversation with the president. >> we had a very, very productive meeting. >> two via points of a very important meeting with a singular purpose, to enter personal partial government sh. >> i'm not saying it was it easy, kind, or nice meeting but in the end, we come a long way.
we will be working very heart of the weekend. >> the second such gathering from leaders from both parties and an end the situation room. while neither side which are specifics about the conversation, the consensus was that there is more work to be done. >> the southern border is a dangerous, horrible disaster. we've done a great job, but you can't really do that kind of drop we have to do unless you have a major powerful barrier, and that is what we're going to have to have. >> our aim will be to find a solution, not just simply to end the government shutdown, to provide funding to end the crisis at our southern border to achieve real border security and to build a wall on our southern border. >> the wall, the pillar of the president's promise to defend the border and an absolute nonstarter for democrats, who vowed to stand until the president reopens the governmen government. >> we have a disagreement on the refusal of the president to open
up the government. >> with the impasse now in 14 days and counting, the prospects of a quick solution seem considerably murky at best. >> it's very hard to see how progress will be made unless they open up the government. >> i think i can speak for republicans in the house and republicans in the senate. they feel very strongly about having a safe country, having a border that makes sense. without borders, i've said it many times, we don't have a country. i hope it does not go on even beyond a few more days. >> and the meetings, bret, continue to mile, both at 11:00 at 1:00, including the vice president mike pence as they try to end the impasse. of another quick note, senior administration officials are said to receive $10,000 annual raises beginning tomorrow, and while today the vice president said he would turn down his raise, the president said he would consider asking other senior officials to follow suit.
bret? >> bret: kevin corke, the president present to declare a national emergency to build the wall. so can he actually do not? >> listen, most people say no, he can't do that, bret. but i think a better answer is he depends because while legally, he cannot without congressional approval say, take money from one part in the federal budget and move it to another to build a wall, other legal scholars always warn us about the broad nature of the president's power under national emergency. either way, if he attempted to do so, it is a certainty that he would face a legal challenge from lawmakers and others. >> bret: kevin corke live on the north lawn. kevin, thank you. the democrat-lighthouse has already passed legislation to end their shutdown shutdown without portable funding. but that republican leader of the senate is rejecting that, calling it a complete waste of time. tonight correspondent doug mckelway looks at where things stand and where they may go from here. >> day 14 of the partial
government shutdown began with trash bins around the national mall still overflowing, gauged a motion national parks still locked, paychecks for 800,000 800,000 federal workers on hold and a white house meeting after which democrats reiterated this line in the sand. >> we recognize on the democratic side that we really cannot resolve this until we open up the government. >> we told the government we needed the we told the president we need to the government open. he resisted. in fact, he said it would keep it close for a very long amount of time, months or years. >> later, in a hastily called rose garden news conference, the president acknowledged he has no intention of reopening the government but house majority leader kevin mccarthy found today's more meeting more productive than mondays. >> this was much more productive than we had any other time. >> back on the capitol hill, senate majority leader mcconnell said he will continue negotiations but sources cash and it does not
mean any real breakthrough. indeed, nothing imminent can happen because of senate has adjourned until tuesday. has until monday. earlier today, house republicans ripped the new democratic majority for recessing at a critical time. >> i wish we could have stayed here this week and it's altered. >> critics call her 'on the republicans, noting that when there's shutdown first began, their leaders also left town, and the house was all but adjourned. >> thursday night, the hosted pastor couples which democrats hoped would end the standoff, but neither included money for a border wall, provoking yet another dead on arrival floors. from the senate gatekeeper. >> the package presented by that houses new democratic leader can only be seen as a time wasting act of political posturing. >> while a and speaker pelosi are the primary players here, there are rumblings of the deal being crafted among some members of congress. >> keep a close eye on lindsey graham. he stitching together a deal that gives the president what hr
security. >> he says that work in progress would give temporary legal status to dreamers. there's been no response from senator lindsey graham's office about any such proposed deal. >> bret: doug mckelway live on the hill. thank you. more on this with the panel. president trump said today how speaker pelosi told him in their meeting that democrats are not looking to impeach him, but one of her democratic colleagues, one of the first female muslims ever elected to congress, has made it extremely clear she feels differently, and she's not alone. but the way this congresswoman did it is causing quite a stir here in washington. correspondent gillian turner shows us. >> people love you and you win, and when someone says, mama loves you, but bullies don't win, and i said baby, they don't, because we are going to go in there, we are going to impeach for [bleep]! [cheers and applause] >> with just seven words, brand-new democratic congresswoman rashida to leave taking the long simmering rift in the democratic caucus
over impeaching president trump and shoved it into the spotlight. this helps described on both congressman has not ever missed words about the president. on the campaign trail or now. "i will always be truth to power, #on a. nowhe'spunching bag. lastnightattherally,and the. >> her comments were a disgrace. she dishonored herself and i think she does on her family using language like that in front of her son, i thought it was highly disrespectful to the united states of america. she said were not looking to impeach you. i said, that is good, nancy. that's good. but you don't impeach people when they are doing a good job. >> tlaib's no holds barred approaches wrinkling democratic leadership, who for months carefully toed the line when it comes to the letter i word. they are scrambling to put distance between themselves and tlaib. >> i don't think we should make a big deal of it. sukkot no exception, i heard
people the floor speaking that they were just aghast it was said. >> no, i don't like that kind of language with more to the point, i disagree with what she said. >> republicans not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth haven't waited any time capitalizing on tlaib's profanity's profanity. >> i think her comments has majority mean they are not serious. >> they are already attuned to the 2020 election cycle say her bomb throwing will make things harder for democrats in the presidential race. until now, pelosi strategy when it comes to impeachment has been delay, delay, and hedge. but tlaib and her progressive colleagues may force the democratic leadership into a game-time decision sooner than they would like. bret? >> bret: thank you. other news from a democratic caucus, new york freshman congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez is calling for a huge tax increase on the richest americans. this self described socialist made the comments during an interview to be played on "60 minutes" this sunday.
>> but once you get to the tippy top, on your $10 million, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70%. it doesn't mean all $10 million are taxed at extremely high rates but it means that as you climb up this letter, you should be contributing more. >> bret: ocasio-cortez calls her proposal, which is geared toward environmental spending, the green new deal. huge drop growth in december and words of assurance from the fed chairman sent stocks soaring. the s&p 500 gained 84, the nasdaq jumped 275. for the week, that i was up almost one and two-thirds percentage points. the s&p 500 gained almost 2, the nasdaq finished ahead two and a third. let's talk about another wild week on wall street, ending obviously on a very high note. susan lee of the fox business network joins us from new york. good evening, susan. >> good evening, bret.
a december to cap off the best year of jobs growth, 312,000 jobs growth were added. the jobless rate writing permits near 50 year low but that is because more people were entering the workforce. the participation rate jumping above 63%. wages were up over 3%, finishing the best full year of wage growth in ten. 2008 teams are the best year of job creation since 2015. over 2.6 million jobs added. that extends the longest stretch of jobs expansion and history. lots of positions available on health care and hospitality, leisure with both sectors adding over 50,000 in the month and a huge year for manufacturing, over 30,000 jobs in december. that brings the total to 264,000 on the year, the biggest annual increase for their sector in 21 years. and the strong labor reports underline a growing u.s.
economy. >> it doesn't get any better than this. and i really would urge people to reconsider their pessimism. >> big rally on wall street in reaction, recovering from the worst two day start to a new year since 2000. investors were also relieved by comments from the federal reserve chairman jerome powell indicating that interest rates may not necessarily go up this year. >> there is no preset path for policy. and particularly, with the muted inflation readings we have seen coming in, we will be patient as we watch to see how the economy involves. >> when pressed, he said that he would not resign if president trump ask him to. another positive lifting spirits was news that the chinese side has been confirmed two days of trade talks with the u.s. trade tensions along with interest rates have weighed on global markets but with today's big rally, the first week of
2019 finishing off in positive territory, a trend that many investors hope will continue for the rest of the year. bret? >> bret: susan, thank you. breaking this afternoon, a federal grand jury here in washington will continue its work with a special prosecutor's probe into the 2016 election. that panel's original 18 month term ended today. sources at the courthouse will now confirm to fox news whether this extension is for another six months. however, typically a grand jury term caps out at 24 months. special counsel robert mueller is using this grand jury and its work has in fact been extended. up next, why some residents of north carolina have no want to speak for them in the house of representatives tonight. we'll explain. first, what some of them are fox affiliates around the country are covering. fox 45 in baltimore, the largest hotel chain in the world confirms approximately five and a quarter million on a encrypted passport numbers along belonging to gasper illegally acts acts. that number represents viewer
marriott customers than previously believed. the fbi is leading the probe of the data theft. investigators suspect the hackers were working on behalf of china. fox kansas and wichita, as ganzs a public and senator pat roberts says he will not seek reelection in 2020. he's 82, serving his fourth term in the senate. he began his career on capitol hill as an aid in 1967. no word yet who may look to run for that open seat in kansas next election. and this is a live look at orlando from fox 35, the big story there tonight, a tragic one. five children heading to disney world in a church van from louisiana were killed in a fiery crash on interstate 75 in north florida today. two truck drivers also died. "the associated press" reports a national transportation safety board would normally send a team to help with the investigation but cannot because of the government shutdown. investigators say a big rig and a passenger vehicle collided and the northbound lanes of the highway and continued to cross
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of committing war was expected in court today. a special warfare officer chief edward gallagher was to be arraigned in the military courtroom. he's accused of killing and ices terrorist who was in custody. gallagher is also charged with firing sniper browns and civilians in iraq. his lawyer says he will plead not guilty. remember, and a separate case, a former green beret major matthew golsteyn is facing a murder charge for killing a suspected afghan bomb maker. president trump said last month he would review that case. the funeral was held today for the california police officer killed by an illegal immigrant during a traffic stop. 33-year-old corporal ronil singh was fatally shot the day after christmas. a mexican national identified as gustavo perez arriaga has been charged. the u.s. supreme court has agreed to hear arguments in two cases dealing with allegations of gerrymandering. a case from north carolina centers around accusations the republican-led legislature created an overly partisan
redistricting map. and a maryland case deals with similar allegations involving democrats. as we told you earlier, the new congress is going about its business after being sworn in yesterday. but there is one area of north carolina that has no representation in the house right now. correspondent jonathan serrie tells us why tonight. >> a day after the new congress was sworn in, the seed for north carolina's ninth district remains vacant. democrats who now control the house refused to seat republican mark harris while his date investigates allegations that absentee ballots were altered or suppressed. >> i should be certified. we don't believe that the number of ballots in question would change the outcome. >> a three-judge panel has suspended the fake board of elections and investigating it for unrelated concerns about its maker. a new board cannot be seated until january 31st. so harris' legal team has fire d documents asking a judge
deserved by the race, which he leads by 905 votes. >> the court certify the election, he could potentially petition the house of representatives to seat him. it's possible that pelosi and other democrats would say, no, we want to see if, this will require a new election. >> harris' opponent criticize the legal remover, tweeting, "he's trying to go to court to get seated. that is on how we do things in america." his best hope is for a new election. but with no elections board members in place, it gets complicated. >> my prediction is we want to see really any kind of decision happening until at least february. >> that late in the game, the professors as a new primary and general election might piggyback on this year's municipal elections, in which case, north carolina will go without full representation in congress until november. bret? >> bret: jonathan, thank you. up next, we conclude our series about addiction and america with a look at legalized gambling. first, beyond our borders
tonight. diplomats from a dozen latin american countries and canada are urging venezuelan president nicolas maduro to abstain from being sworn in for a second term. they want him to cede power until new elections can be held. the rebuke comes days before his january 10th inauguration to a 6, ride widely rejected as it illegitimate. the foreign ministry says the coalition is taking orders directly from president trump. irish officials say the american detained by russia on an espionage charge has requested help from the irish government. they say they will do what they can to assist paul we land. officials confirm he holds both u.s. and irish citizenship. china is reporting a u.s. travel advisory that once again urges american nationals to exercise increased caution when traveling there. the state department says china sometimes arbitrarily detained u.s. citizens or prevents them from leaving the country. a chinese foreign ministry spokesman says more than 2.3 million americans visited
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>> the feeling is a feeling of desperation, of helplessness. >> david has been battling a gambling addiction for nearly 40 years. the attorney and former law professor is now in recovery. but he says the temptation is still there. >> it's impossible. gambling is everywhere. even the news covers when the jackpot gets to a certain level. >> massive commerce, hundreds of billions of dollars. because the industry is expanding. just this week, the nfl announced caesars entertainment as its first official casino sponsor and a $90 million deal. it's not just big business getting in on the action. six states and the district of columbia legalized sports betting last year after the supreme court ruled to lift the ban. dozens more states are expected to follow in 2019. similar to the growing trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana. >> right now they are focusing on new jobs, new revenue. you can't have a fair assessment of benefits unless you look at the costs. speak of the are grim.
>> it exploits the poorest numbers of our society. you go until the last dollar is gone. >> 20% of states do not provide a single penny public wanting to prevent or treat gambling addiction. states that duke spent less than $0.25 per gambler per year. >> this to be the same thing as being a state choosing not to fund drug abuse programs. if you show some on the mri of a problem gambler, the brain of a problem gambler looks indistinguishable from a brain of a cocaine addict. they have those same regions that are deadened and those other regions that are highly activated. >> the first thing we need to do is we need to get the government out of the business of sponsoring gambling. governments try to sell us on the idea that the answer to budget crises is to pass a lottery. >> until then, health advocates argue that any entity that regulates and profits from gambling should use a portion of that revenue to help prevent and treat gambling addiction. bret? >> bret: thanks.
♪ >> we had a productive meeting today. >> we just completed a lengthy and sometimes contentious conversation with the president. >> i thought it was really a very, very good meeting. we are all on the same path in terms of wanting to get government open. >> he said he would keep the government closed for a very long amount of time, months or even years. >> absolutely i said that. i don't think it will but i am prepared. and really could open very quickly. i've designated a group and we will be meeting over the weekend, that group, to determine what we are going to
do about the border. >> bret: negotiations are continuing. the president seems helpful. different perspective, perhaps, a look at that same meeting from the democrats on the driveway in front of the west wing. the president also saying today that is. >> we can call a national emergency because of the security of our country, absolutely. no, we can do it. i haven't done it. i may do it. i may do it! but we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly and it's another way of doing it. but we can do it through a negotiated process, we are giving out a shot. >> bret: saying a national emergency to build a portable with or without congress. what about all of this? let's bring in byron york, chief political correspondent of the "washington examiner." a pagan order for the national post. and national security analyst morgan ortagus. >> the president has been talking about those military option for a while now. it is totally unclear how much money out of the military budget
might be able to use. i don't think anyone thinks it's a big amount, not $35 million. it could end up being tested. i think another interesting thing to think about it, this is unusual and new situation for nancy pelosi, too. cheeseman speaker of the house before but she was speaker of the house for four years between 2,007 on '11 have the majority in the senate, for the last two years when they had a g majority in the senate. in 2011 when republicans took over the house, the new house g.o.p. passed a lot of stuff that went nowhere and the democratic senator with a democratic white house. i think we could be in for quite a long standoff. >> bret: karen? >> i do think the emergency powers that he is talking about do need to be defined a little more clearly. the constitution certainly does get the president emergency powers but if you take that too far, you may be actually hitting
the tripwire, the other great topic of conversation today, which was impeachment, whether it becomes abuse of power. and that is something -- and he himself said they are trying to get some clarity on how far he can go with this. >> bret: and whether it is moving money from one pot to another or whether it is actually having the military build a wall. there is a lot of questions about what exactly that would mean, at least clearly indicating that he wants to do negotiated way out. >> also, what constitutes a national emergency? these emergency powers that are really sort of murky here. >> bret: here is a senate minority leader and majority leader today. >> we made a plea to the president once again: don't hold millions of americans, hundreds of thousands of workers hostage. open up the government and let's continue the discussions. >> the package presented by the house was new democratic leadership today can only be seen as a time wasting act of
political posturing. >> bret: morgan? >> i think if you look at the dynamics of where we are right now, you have a very energized democrat party. they came back into power, they taken over the house, and just the dynamics in washington i think are in our favor. so what could the president do? do to not -- to make the party be moralized? that would be to cave on this. i think he has to stick to his guns, where he is. and if he sticks it out, for me, the breaking point from what i am looking at is, what happens when things like tsa workers started to walk or what happens for the people who are for 2020, moderate republicans, when do they say, enough is enough. i think of the president's understanding with his base especially after what happened in december, but how long can you keep the coalition's together is my question. >> bret: some tsa workers are calling in sick, pretty big numbers. the real deadline may become a vibrant, next friday, where thee scheduled to go out, and that is
kind of an internal deadline. >> it is. i still think semantics will play a role in the way those is resolved somehow. the democrats have been so strong against a wall, nancy pelosi again called it and immorality. but they are not so opposed to what they call enhanced fencing. there has got to be a way that they could come together on enhancing the fencing, either extending the 405 miles of pedestrian fencing that currently exists on the border, or strengthening some of the shoddy fencing that exists in places. >> bret: apparently senator lindsey graham is working with others to cobble together something dealing with the dreamers, dealing with something else, a lot of questions about that today as well. you mentioned impeachment by the president said during this meeting a nancy pelosi told him, "we are not looking to impeach you." he went on to say, you can't impeach people who are doing such a great job. there are people obviously in the democratic caucus looking to
impeach the president, one of them, a freshman congresswoman who caused a stir. >> we are going to go in there, we are going to [bleep]! >> i don't think we should make a big deal of it. words have a words weigh a ton. the president has to realize that his words weigh a ton, too. words have a direct impact on people's lives. my colleagues comment do not have an impact on people's lives nwords have a direct impact on >> i thought it was a great dishonor to her and her family. i thought it was highly disrespectful to the united states of america. >> congresswoman rashida tliab tweeted, "i will always speak truth to power on the part of unapologetically me. this is about all of us in the face of the constitutional crisis. we must rise." karen? >> she's discussing the issue of impeachment. and do that, she managed to use
the queen of all vulgarities. i think this is probably a learning experience for a freshman congresswoman, which is the cameras and the recordings are always out there. but nancy pelosi has an issue here, too, and that she wants to tamp down this impeachment talk. anyone who lived through the last time this city went through impeachment knows that this was something that ended up really biting the republicans and the public tolerance for that -- the public belief that it should be used in very, very rare circumstances and not as a substitute for election results. >> bret: there is a fight in the democratic caucus on its very issue, and if the speaker did say that the president, we are not looking to impeach you, there would be some pushback on the progressive side of her party. >> absolutely. that is where the energy is. if there was a test today in terms of what will the democrat party take in terms of their
tone and rhetoric going into 2020, nancy pelosi failed that test, not that she didn't condemn one of the worst and loudest voices. elijah cummings, congressman, did. he did condemn us on twitter and said this is not the kind of language we should be using, and if you actually want to prevent the sort of impeachment talk, you should be taking the elijah cummings route, not making the same mistakes nancy pelosi did today. >> bret: let's not sugarcoat it for the president uses salty language quite a bit. he's not exactly holier-than-thou when it comes to his rhetoric. >> there are two parts of the issue. one with the vulgarity, and the other was the actual issue of impeachment. on the vulgarity, the republicans kind of stood up and clutched their pearls and acted all hard, like this was the worst thing anybody has ever said. on the democrats, we have polls, a lot of polls showing that 75 plus percent of democratic voters, of the base, want the party to impeach donald trump now. there was a test vote on it last
year on a procedural vote on impeachment articles, 66 members of the house voted yes. don't you think that would be more now? >> bret: that is one of the big political stories of this year and it's going to be a big year, i promise you. next up, the friday lightning round. we'll see where we get in. ♪ before discovering nexium 24hr to treat her frequent heartburn, marie could only imagine enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice. now no fruit is forbidden. nexium 24hr stops acid before it starts for all-day, all-night protection. can you imagine 24 hours without heartburn?
♪ >> we've all seen the incredible job growth, 312,000 jobs. 3.2% wage growth, labor participation rate increased to 63.1. from the time of my election, the stock market has gone up very close to 30%. >> it doesn't get any better than this and i really would urge people to reconsider their pessimism. >> bret: reconsider the pessimism of a good day today, especially on wall street. the dow was soaring today. you take a look at the highs. obviously, this has been a wild ride on wall street but if you look at the numbers since the president took office, we often put these up, real gdp growth, an employment rate, consumer confidence jumping up, average hourly earnings jumping up as well, obviously the president acting all of that in the rose
garden today. what about the u.s. economy? we'll start there. morgan? >> i think the jobs number but certainly what the administration, what all americans should want to hear but really good news of the day, probably excited the president most, was the conference, the public conference with the fed chairman, powell, and his notes that for next year that they said would be looking at perhaps may be slowing interest rate hikes, which is i think with the president and the market wants. we've had a pretty bad week of news, so to have the jobs numbers along with the fed chairman statements today, i think was a shot of the arm that the markets needed. they are still a lot of positive things, especially when you look at geopolitical uncertainty in china and europe, in the middle east. we are starting to look like that bright and shiny hill again. >> bret: the china part is really the big unanswered question. the president was asked about that today. karen? >> the big development that we saw this week out of china was the effect that it had on the earnings of one of the most successful companies, not only
now, but in history. apple. and that is something that i think may be one of the bigger storm clouds on the horizon is how much the tariffs are affecting economic growth in china and how much that bounces back then on american companies that are counting on china as a market. >> bret: new negotiations, i guess, continuing negotiations in coming days and weeks. byorn? >> job numbers look great but the bigger number really is wages. 3.2% up since december of 2017. this is something that has been stagnant for so, so long, so to see this number means that employers are trying to keep their workers, wages are growing up, it's a really healthy sign. >> bret: okay, quick winners and losers. when our first, byorn? >> the new military veterans in congress are my winners, some of whom are seriously wounded. representative brian mast welcomed the new represented stan crenshaw with the picture of the three men
together, five allies, firearms, 44 legs, all american. that was great. mitt romney is the loser. even some critics were rankled by his decision to use his arrival in washington do you take a shot of the presidents. they knew it would receive positive press coverage, they were reminded when john hobson called romney a "perfectly lubricated weather vane." >> bret: winner and loser? >> as byorn said, the spectacle of the peaceful transition of power, this week, certainly nancy pelosi, who was reelected to the job of speaker is a historic one would be the winner. 800,000 federal employees who are currently in danger of not getting your next paycheck are the losers. >> bret: winner and loser? >> for the pet lovers, there's a new california law that is requiring pet stores to only sell cats and dogs from animal shelters. so this is effectively putting an end to puppy mills where the breeding conditions can just be terrible for animals. so as a dog person myself, i think this is a great way loser,
of course the new congress of mine rashida tlaib. so much for when they go low, we go high. in addition to the colored, colorful language use, democrats especially democrat it's jews sd be worried about her stance on israel, or anti-semitic comments, and where she's leading her party in relation to the the middle east and israel. >> bret: we made it around the horn. you all are winners in my book. when we come back from a very special notable quotable's. ♪ minimums and fees.
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surprise. capping the week with a look back. >> you may have noticed, after 2,851 shows, "special report" with brit hume, this show has a new name. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a special edition of "special report." he is a killer. he is clearly executing people. not just washington. >> no. listen, i don't -- >> you guaranteed they are not going -- they are going to keep their doctor. >> let me finish. >> bret has a mastery of tough thing. that is the task of being interesting and being fair. he is not just some tv personality. this is a journalist. >> at times you thought it would be a model for the nation. >> you are wrong, bret. >> bret: no, i mean -- >> bret, this is an unusual interview. all right. let's do it again. >> bret: i have heard others say neither you nor your lawyers have been apprised that you are a target of the
investigation. true? >> absolutely true. >> current or former staff? >> absolutely not. >> you and your staff deleted 32,000 e-mails. >> let me clarify this. >> you don't remember? >> this is the most mundane process -- >> how is your relationship with president trump? it's rocky now. >> do you think you have the confidence of president trump? how do you and the other arab allies view u.s. leadership in the region now? >> difficult questions. >> that got the english response. >> the interview with james comey in studio as good of an interview on television i have seen in my life. i have never seen an anchor more prepared or cut through the nonsense more politely or firmless. someone is not telling the truth. former attorney general or you? >> i think we are both telling the truth. >> one of the special qualities that bret has is his ability to create a special moment. for instance in the first
primary debate in cleveland when he asked all of the candidates -- >> can i see hands who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the republican party and pledge to not run an independent campaign against that person. mr. trump? >> that was bret's moment. >> the thing about bret, he wants to be where the action is. he wants to talk to people on the ground and see what is happening in person and relay that information for the viewers. >> bret: we are a few feet away from north korea. this is the d.m.z. >> this is two hours from the prop plane from riyadh to the southern border with yemen. >> just yesterday a rocket was faired from here. landing somewhere out here. >> from the capital of jordan. >> this is it from the "special report" from the white house. >> fair, balanced, and
unafraid. >> bret is honest to god one of the most genuine information i have met. people say don't you want to move on? if you worked for bret, you'd want to stay here, too. a fun boss. >> here he is pumping mustard in a bottle. why is bret baier hoarding mustard? >> bret: have you ever seen the movie "caddyshack"? the last dance at the last ball was 69 seconds for president obama. so obviously, he is in to busting a move. >> how are you still awake? this is what 26 hours? >> i don't have a chance because you want to do an interview. >> if you had a reality tv show like donald trump does -- what would it be? bret baier made me sweat. i wouldn't look at him and i -- one look at him and i started sweating. ♪
>> bret: wow! that was awesome. thank you so much. many different weight classes in that video there over ten years. doug, my executive producer, has been here since the beginning. switch to control room. doug with an amazing "special report" team. correspondents, producers, editors, technical folks all working really hard every day to make the show work to cover the news here and around the world. when i took over for brit, he said two things to me. one, it's not about you. two, let the news drive the show. it's an equation that has worked. i just added on to what brit built here. i don't make a lot of predictions but i guarantee you this. there will be a lot of news in 2019. and we will continue to cover it here. fair, balanced and unafraid. thank you for inviting us into your home tonight, every night. hopefully for years to come. "the story" hosted by my good friend and colleague martha
maccallum in new york starts now. >> martha: that was great. >> bret: hey, martha. it was great. >> martha: i can't believe it's been ten years. feels like yesterday you took over for brit. and his advice is certainly solid and you have taken it and done an amazing job. pleasure to work with you often. >> bret: thank you. >> martha: look forward to many more years together. thank you. >> bret: you bet. >> martha: breaking tonight, jobs were expected to go up by about 177,000 in december. this morning the eye-popping number took the screen. 312,000 jobs added. manufacturing jobs posted the biggest gain in 20 years in the united states of america. so the dow loved that, of course. up 746 points after a rocky december. kimberly strass of the "wall street journal" will join me with her take on what people are ignoring and the realities of the u.s. economy. that is coming up later. but first, tonight, the president continuing to do battle to fulfill his promise on